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George, thank you, this was exactly the missing "how to help" bit I
needed. I will contact the sci people later.
George Shapovalov wrote:
>> There are developers who will commit for you, but I am unsure how to
>> find them (email@example.com just goes to masterdriverz and he
>> isn't the only guy doing it).
> Well, considering that ebuild in question is destined for sci-mathematics it
> makes sense to write to sci, or even better firstname.lastname@example.org and
> ask for a proxy maintainer. (BTW, at the quick glance your ebuild looked Ok,
> although I did not look very carefully)
> However I would suggest taking a bit more active stance and going with science
> overlay. If you are going to be maintaining one package, why not create a 2nd
> or a 3rd one or pick up some that are still in bugzilla but not in the tree.
> You may search for the bugs assigned to sci or sci-mathematics that have a
> maintainer-wanted (or just look through all belonging to these herds) and
> pick the ones you are interested in. Start by updating/correcting some of
> them, then ask for the commit rights to science overlay. Eventually you might
> even want to try becoming a full developer ;).
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